Happy Winter with Arm & Hammer

December 26, 2013

Well, we’re in the middle of that funky week between Christmas and New Year’s where everything is a little out of whack and everyone is home. Yes, in the house. Things are (hopefully) a little slower this week than they’ve been for at least a month and perhaps you have a little more time to notice things around your house (I know I have).

Are you noticing the litter box? Is it a little, erm, stinky?

This is a great time for me to talk about litter box odor, one of our favorite topics around here. Many brands claim to do a good job at keeping litter box odor at bay but as you all know, not many come through on that promise.

Arm and Hammer double duty clumping litterOne brand that does is Arm & Hammer. I’ve been wanting to try their Double Duty Clumping Litter so of course when Arm & Hammer asked if I wanted to partner with them on a promotion this year, I agreed. For this quarter, I tested out this litter and some of their saline nasal spray.

First of all, let’s talk litter.

The Double Duty Clumping Litter boasts that it manages both #1 and #2 smells equally well. With the bombs that my boys like to drop, I was hoping, REALLY hoping, it would work.

It did.

I admit; I was very surprised. I have a litter box in my office and for some reason, every time I sit down to eat lunch at my desk, someone comes in and lays some tootsie rolls in the box. Why they do this, I do not know. But it is awful! All I want to do is eat and now I have to scoop the poop, take it to the garage and wait until the smell goes away. Ugh.

The day after I put this litter in the box, I was eating my lunch at my desk, wondering when one of the boys would be in to make their lunchtime deposit. I glanced over at the box and, lo and behold, someone had already been there. I could not smell it at all! Seriously. I was shocked.

As the days went on, the litter continued to trick me into believing no one was using the litter box but of course they were.

I am a big, big fan of this litter. It has a bit of an odor itself but it’s not too perfume-y; another thing I was extremely pleased about. So many litters claim odor control but mask it with gaggy litter perfume smell. Clumping is also very good.

So, A+, Arm & Hammer guys!

Simply Saline Nasal SprayThe second item I tried is the Simply Saline nasal spray.

In the winter, like everyone else, I get stuffed up and my nasal passages get dry. I have always been a fan of saline sprays because they help keep things moist and comfortable. This was my first time trying the Simply Saline nasal spray and it was great! If you’re not familiar with saline nasal sprays, they are mists made of water and salt, delivered via nozzle into your nose. It’s a great way to keep things clear and moist on a regular basis and especially when you have a cold. I’ve tried squeeze bottle nasal sprays but I like this one because of the adjustable nozzle and easy delivery of the mist. I am a fan.

Here’s the best part. If your nasal passages are clear your sniffer is much more sensitive to smells like litter box odors. Good thing Arm and Hammer’s litter is effective at keeping odors at bay, yes?

As part of this program with Arm & Hammer, we’re celebrating keeping cozy and comfy this winter by offering another giveaway! Like we did a couple of months ago, we’re offering to one lucky winner:

ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Giveaway Image 2•Two-Three (2-3) ARM & HAMMER products ** 2-3 products featured in the giveaway picture will be provided to winner based on product availability. Featured products include: ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive toothpaste, from the makers of Orajel™, Spinbrush: ProClean Sonic, Tooth Tunes™, ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter
•One (1) $100 Visa Gift Card for purchasing more ARM & HAMMER products

**Disclaimer: NOT all products pictured will be included in the giveaway**

To be entered into the drawing, leave me a comment below, telling me 1) a funny litter box bomb story OR 2) how you keep your litter box fresh OR 3) Any great tips for keeping nasal passages clear this winter.

Leave a comment by Monday, December 30 at Noon, EST.

I’ll do a random drawing of one lucky reader to receive the prize!

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